Oil Field Accidents
Texas is America’s largest contributor to the oil and gas industry, producing around 25% of the country’s total output. The East Texas Oil Field, the Permian Basin, and the Eagle Ford shale are three of the state’s largest sources of oil. Unfortunately, workers in Texas oil fields are not always safe. Deadly oil field accidents happen every year. If you suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a Texas oil field accident, contact us. We help oil field workers seek fair compensation for their serious damages.
Why Choose Us?
Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C. has proven their dedication to clients in Huntsville and the surrounding area. But why choose us to represent your oil field accident case?
- Our firm has established a positive reputation in the local community through years of practice in the area.
- Our lawyers have extensive experience handling oil field accident claims, with 30 years of combined experience.
- We can give you the legal information you need for your case.
If you are searching for resources, experience, and personalized client care, trust Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C. with your case.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
An oil field accident can cause serious and catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, it can be difficult for injured workers to obtain fair compensation for life-changing injuries through workers’ compensation claims alone. Workers’ compensation only reimburses two-thirds of lost wages and does not account for pain and suffering. Insurance companies can further reduce a victim’s recovery by offering a minimal settlement or denying the claim altogether.
Hiring a lawyer is the best way for an injured oil worker to protect his or her rights after a major accident. A lawyer can ensure an insurer does not take advantage of the situation. A lawyer can also help a victim explore the option of a civil injury claim instead of or on top of a workers’ compensation claim. A personal injury lawsuit could result in greater financial recovery for catastrophic injuries.
Types of Oil Field Accidents and Injuries
Oil and gas is one of the most dangerous industries in the country for its workers. Oil rigs are replete with injury opportunities, from on-deck slip and falls to deadly explosions. Many components of an oil drilling operation could pose significant injury risks to employees. They can suffer many types of debilitating injuries including:
- Explosion injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Ear injuries
- Loss of limb
- Exposure to toxic fumes
- Wrongful death
A few common causes of oil field injuries include transportation accidents, fires and explosions, gas leaks, too much pressure in wells, falling objects or debris, slip and falls, lack of communication between workers, and careless employers. Identifying the cause of your oilrig accident and injuries puts you one step closer to financial compensation.
Damages and Liability
An oil rig accident could permanently change your life. Many victims suffer expensive medical bills, thousands in lost wages, disabilities, physical pain, and emotional suffering. A successful personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit cannot reverse these damages, but it could help a victim considerably in a difficult time. To obtain compensation for your injuries, your attorney must prove:
- The defendant (your employer, a product manufacturer, etc.) owed you a duty of care.
- The defendant failed to fulfill his or her duty of care.
- The defendant’s breach of duty or act of negligence caused the accident.
- You suffered real damages as a result of the accident.
A lawyer may need to investigate your accident, collect evidence, obtain copies of your medical records, and take many other steps to build your case.
Contact Us Today
Your lawyer will need to prove on a preponderance of evidence that the defendant’s negligence caused the oil rig accident. Hiring a lawyer takes this legal burden off your shoulders. Contact the Huntsville attorneys at Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C. for more information about your case.